Meeting August 2007

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An Advisory Board meeting was planned for August 1-2 2007 in Taipei before that year's Wikimania Conference.

To do

If you are on the Advisory Board and attending this meeting, please:

  1. register for Wikimania;
  2. Submit an abstract;
  3. check you are on the attendees list if you are coming;
  4. check your bio on wikimania2007 is correct;
  5. let Angela know if you need funding;
  6. help to plan the agenda.


Will attend

Accommodation is in the Grand Hotel.


Name Registered Accommodation
Angela Beesley Yes 7/29 - 8/8
Heather Ford Yes 7/31 to 8/6
Melissa Hagemann Yes 7/31 to 8/5
Teemu Leinonen Yes 7/31 to 8/6
Rebecca MacKinnon Yes 7/31 to 8/6
Wayne Mackintosh Yes Will book own accomm
Benjamin Mako Hill Yes 7/31 to 8/6
Erin McKean Yes 7/31 to 8/6
Achal Prabhala Yes 7/31 to 8/6
Raoul Weiler Yes 7/31 to 8/6
Ward Cunningham Yes 7/31 to 8/5


  • Jimmy Wales
  • Florence Devouard
  • Jan-Bart De Vreede
  • Erik Möller
  • Kat Walsh
  • Frieda Brioschi (new board member)


  • Manon


  • Sue Gardner

Can not attend

  • Danny Hillis
  • Mitch Kapor
  • Jay Rosen
  • Peter Suber
  • Trevor Neilson
  • Michael Davis
  • Debbie Garside
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Clay Shirky
  • Joris Komen


The retreat is fundamentally a strategic planning retreat with dedicated time to address organization-wide goals and issues. Another objective is for the participants to get to know each other, to find out each others skills, to share insight on free knowledge and non-profits organization, and hopefully, start building teams.

See Meeting August 2007/agenda and Meeting August 2007/Program for more information.

A leaflet was produced by Sean and Anthere, and distributed during the meeting. The document can be downloaded here.

Travel, Accommodation & Funding


Your room and most meals will be covered by WMF.


For more general information about your travel:

  • Information about visas: air tickets and airlines, airport information, visa information
  • Local transportation: from airport to venue and getting around in Taipei and Taiwan. taxi, MRT & bus
  • Local information: all other things one may need to know before going to Taiwan: language information, currencies, units, climate, voltage and plug type, any special rules for customs/immigration, other special laws/regulations/customs, etc.


Accommodation has been booked at the Grand Hotel.

Meeting room

  • Where to go: 323 CTOYAC education building.

Required equipment:

  • Room with internet access
  • Projector
  • Enough room to put papers on the wall
  • Big sheets of paper
  • Stuff to hand or stick these sheets on the walls
  • Rigid board to hold the paper on which we write down
  • Colored stickers that we can stick on sheets of paper (these little colored dots)
  • Colored stabilo and pencils
  • Colored A4 pages
  • Projector
  • Scissors
  • Coffee!
  • spreadsheet - babemaco will buy these things on July 30.

Notes and reports

Notes and outcomes may be found here Erik blogged about the meeting